Correa glabra ‘Ivory Lantern’ – Rock Correa

This is a great low maintenance shrub, hardy enough to be used for council plantings, and attractive enough for the home garden. Upright and dense in growth, it has cream-lime flowers in autumn and winter. It attracts birds to the tubular pendulous flowers. Drought and frost hardy. Good for clay to well drained loams. Needs little attention, maybe a light trim to encourage a more dense habit from time to time.

Family:Rutaceae
Scientific Name:Correa glabra
Cultivar:Ivory Lantern
Common Name:Native Fuchsia
Other Common Names:Rock Correa
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:White, Cream
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Topiary, Groundcover, Screen, Border plant
Special Uses:Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.